It might sound strange to say that one of the best investments you can make in your mental health is to improve your academic skills, but feeling competent and confident with your studies is a critical piece of your mental health.
That is why the work that the Student Learning Support Service (SLSS) does is so important. They help students develop the necessary academic skills to navigate the world of tertiary study.
SLSS offer a range of services and programs. They have an excellent FLO site with videos, how-to guides and study resources. They are home to the Like A Boss series. They run the Learning Lounge at the Bedford Park Library, the English for Academic Purposes program and the Ready2Go orientation program.
They are also to conduit to the Studiosity Online Support Service.
Studiosity is a online service designed to support students with core study and writing skills.
Flinders students have access to 10 Studiosity interactions per year.
An interaction is either
- Feedback on a draft assignment (max 1500 words) including suggestions, comments and encouragement on how to improve your work.
- Live chat (approx 20 minutes) to answer any questions you have about study or learning.
As of 13th September, the Online Learning Lounge (previously held via Collaborate) will be ceasing, and instead students will be able to access online assistance via Studiosity instead. You can access Studiosity under the ‘my systems’ section on Compass, or via the Studiosity topic in Flinders Learning Online (FLO).
The face-to-face Learning Lounge which is held at the Bedford Park Library is still happening!
Details as follows:
Learning Advisors are available Monday to Friday from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm (excluding public holidays).
Our Learning Advisors can help you:
- Understand your assignment requirements
- Structure your assignment
- Express your ideas more clearly
- Enhance your academic writing style
- Understand referencing conventions
- Improve your understanding and application of grammar rules
- Improve your self-editing skills
- Update your basic maths skills.
Speak with a Learning Advisor on campus
Visit the Learning Lounge at Bedford Park campus in the Commons (room 213, level 2 of the Central Library – just follow the signs).
So, if you want face-to-face assistance, use the Learning Lounge
If you want online assistance use the Studiosity Connect service.
Note: Studiosity should not be confused with Studyology which is the psychological program we run out of Health and Counselling/ Oasis which deals with procrastination and study avoidance.